Universal Music Group Nashville has promoted Jason Owen from VP of media, artist relations and creative services to senior VP of those departments. His responsibilities include the DreamWorks, MCA Nas

Universal Music Group Nashville has promoted Jason Owen from VP of media, artist relations and creative services to senior VP of those departments. His responsibilities include the DreamWorks, MCA Nashville and Mercury labels. Owen reports to co-chairmen Luke Lewis and James Stroud.

Prior to joining the company in 2002, Owen worked in film and television in Los Angeles and New York. His past jobs included director of marketing and talent relations for Columbia Tristar Television, where he oversaw press strategies for such shows as "Dawson's Creek," "Ricki Lake" and "The Young and the Restless," manager of talent relations for producer Aaron Spelling and a publicity and talent relations position with New Line Cinema and Fine Line Features.

Also at UMG Nashville, Retta Harvey Hatfield has been promoted from senior director to VP of video production, reporting to Owen. In addition to DreamWorks, MCA and Mercury, her duties encompass sister label Lost Highway.

After a stint with Atlantic Records in New York, Harvey Hatfield moved to Nashville and joined UMG in 1992 to head up the newly formed video department. She has worked on videos for Shania Twain, Toby Keith, Lyle Lovett, Johnny Cash, Reba McEntire, Elvis Costello, Ryan Adams and others.